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Thread: Which is the best, most-compatible dvd brand?

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    Default Which is the best, most-compatible dvd brand?

    I've used Memorex and they seem to.. well, suck! Maxell is ok and Sony might be better... Any feedback on the subject is appreciated..

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    It's not the brand, so much as who made them. There are only a handful of factories actually making dvdr.

    Ritek have always been good.
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    some NEC drives have problems with Ritek brand... mine seems to like Verbatim OK.

    If you email the manufacturer of your DVD drive, they'll probably send you a list of recommended media.

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    any good online retailer specialising in dvdr will also have a chart telling you what's best for each drive. Bear in mind, though, that just because it burns in your drive doesn't mean it'll be compatible with standalones.
    AMD Athlon 1700 (@2200mhz from 1466 sod the noise!) - 768mb pc3200 - 200GB Maxtor - Pioneer 106 - GF4 Ti4200 - twinhan/visionplus pci dvb-t - random pci analogue tv tuner - A7v600-x (to replace the a7n8x-d that died...) - random 17\" CRT
    Sony STR-DE425 & Eltax c205s;
    xBox w/20GB HDD- executer 2.3b;
    xBox - standard;
    Konica/Minolta dimage z10 w/2x512mb SD;
    iRiver h340;
    A silly amount of Cat-5 and usb cables

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    What mrlipring said... I use www.svp.co.uk and if you tell them what you're using, they'll recommend something that should be compatible. I've always found them super-responsive and super-helpful - and they're competitive also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian in Northampton
    - and they're competitive also.
    Oh great that's all I need. Someone else trying to beat me away from the traffic-lights!!!!!

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    No, Millsy, not that kind of competitive. Oh, never mind...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Mills
    Quote Originally Posted by Ian in Northampton
    - and they're competitive also.
    Oh great that's all I need. Someone else trying to beat me away from the traffic-lights!!!!!
    That's Alan Mills there, star of "The Fast And The Slightly Annoyed"

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    you want a pioneer dvd writer (108?)
    Ritek generation 5/6 media (grade A not B)

    Ritek is the die used, not a brand.

    Currently datasafe use this die but sometimes change to princo which is pants!

    Verbatim - have always been a leading manufacturer, but due to higher costs, for no better media, they always fall second if ritek fails.

    Ritek dies, not only make ur dvd writer last 3 times as long but also dont stress the laer as much in your stand alones players.

    BEST PLACE I COULD SAY IS - www.blankdiscshop.co.uk (svp is the same)

    when you go to dvd section it tells you what die is used on the dvd info section.


    hope that clears it up a bit

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